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PowerUp WHAT WORKS Resources for Students with Disabilities Now Available in OpenEd Resource Library

Los Gatos (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Today OpenEd, creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources, announced that PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in its library.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, PowerUp WHAT WORKS at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with diverse needs, and to personalize learning with technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

“PowerUp WHAT WORKS is excited to collaborate with OpenEd to bring together great resources for teachers, students and teacher trainers who seek best practices and guidance on how to enhance teaching and learning with technology,” said Tracy Gray, project director for PowerUp. “This is the perfect digital partnership to help busy educators and their students find the most appropriate resources to meet the diverse needs of their students in and outside of the classroom.”

Cindy Gould, a reading teacher at North Situate Elementary School in North Situate, Rhode Island, exemplifies the thousands of teachers around the country who turn to PowerUp for instructional resources. She said, “The resources at PowerUp are endless! I have been a frequent visitor to the site, always looking to lift my professional practice to the highest level. For me, PowerUp makes it possible to stay on the cutting edge of best practice.”

PowerUp’s resources are available to the 175,000 teachers using OpenEd. The collaboration benefits teachers by:

Enabling them to use customize materials, such as instructional strategies, case studies and tech tips, to both enhance and guide lesson planning;
Providing them with a powerful and effective way to reach all students, including students struggling and those with disabilities; and
Supporting their efforts to create instructional content to meet the needs of every students.

In addition, PowerUp’s resources on OpenEd encourage the integration of technology tools to personalize instruction and translate ULD principles into practice.

“PowerUp fits perfectly with our mission to bring quality, technology-enabled, Common Core-aligned resources to teachers, students and parents,” said Adam Blum, CEO of OpenEd. “As the only site that drives instruction from its free formative assessment bank, OpenEd’s technology will now recommend these resources to students based on assessment results.”

About OpenEd

OpenEd was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing teachers with access to the best educational resources for their students, with a focus on finding the right resources to teach the Common Core State Standards. To accomplish this important goal, OpenEd built the world’s largest catalog of lesson plans, assessments, homework assignments, educational videos and games. OpenEd is committed to keeping the majority of its content available to educators around the world. For more information, visit

About PowerUp WHAT WORKS

PowerUp WHAT WORKS, located at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), is a free online resource that supports educators to help struggling students and those with disabilities leverage the power of technology to enhance teaching and learning to meet Common Core State Standards. For more information, visit

A Walking Exercise Program That Works

Are you looking for an effective and easy walking exercise program to lose weight and improve your overall health?  If so, I have one that will do both.  You can get fast results by committing to no more than an hour and fifteen minutes each week.

Just keep reading this short article to learn how to make this a reality for you.

Walking Exercise Program That Works

On Monday, all you need to do is walk stairs non-stop for 15 minutes.  If you walk stairs at work or school currently, that doesn’t count.  Do this at home, your building, or wherever.  Walking stairs all at once will give you fast results.

On Tuesday, get on a treadmill at home or the gym and walk on a 15-degree incline for 15 minutes straight.

On Wednesday, you can take the day off if you like.

On Thursday, do what you did on Monday.  Just walk up and down stairs for at least 15 minutes without stopping.

On Friday, do again what you did on Tuesday.  Get on a treadmill and walk on a 15-degree incline for at least 15 minutes.

On Saturday, do any kind of walking that floats your boat.  Walk in the park, in a trail, in the mall, whatever.

On Sunday, you can rest.  So, in all, you are only walking 15 minutes per day for 5 days out of the week.  That’s not even an hour and a half out of the entire week. 

Don’t tell me you can’t do that.

There are 168 hours in each and every week.  So fitting walking into your schedule should be extremely easy.  If you really value your health, you’ll commit to doing this much.  This program is very basic, but it is time-tested for its effectiveness.

If you commit to this walking exercise program, you’ll not only lose weight, but you’ll also improve your overall health within just a few short weeks.

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